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with Corrie Rasmussen
Online Class

The Perfect Birthday Cake

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Create easy birthday cakes for kids that are sure to become the talk of the party — and the town! Join cake decorator Corrie Rasmussen and use basic tools and techniques to create birthday cakes with a big-time wow factor. Start class by learning to mix beautiful buttercream colors and frost your cakes for a super-smooth finish. You'll also get tips for dreaming up cute cake ideas and laying them out for the biggest visual impact. Then, bring your designs to life using customizable templates, perfectly spaced lettering and fun fondant layering techniques. Whether you're recreating a favorite animal, a rocket ship or making a decoration that looks just like the birthday boy or girl — fondant layering makes it a breeze! Plus, find out how to finish your cakes with eye-catching backgrounds and classic piped borders.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h2m

Included in this Class

1. Design Work: Sizing & Spacing

1. Design Work: Sizing & Spacing

Meet cake decorator Corrie Rasmussen and get a sneak peek at the three whimsical birthday cakes you'll make in class. Then, learn where to look for creative inspiration in everyday life -- and how to translate it into charming cake designs. Plus, get tips on designing your own cakes to achieve maximum impact.

2. Buttercream Techniques

2. Buttercream Techniques

Discover the secret to making a luscious crusting buttercream! Perfect your technique as Corrie outlines each step in detail, from creaming the butter and shortening, to mixing custom colors that pop. In addition, find out a simple technique to give your icing a perfectly smooth finish.

3. Frosting & Smoothing

3. Frosting & Smoothing

Whether you're frosting a sheet cake or even a round one, Corrie shows you innovative tricks for achieving smooth, professional-looking results every time. In the process, you'll learn a smart layering technique for minimizing the use of heavily colored icing, and Corrie shares her method of creating an airbrushed gradient effect -- without an airbrush!